Patent & IP news for December 27, 2012

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ALJ Essex Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Optoelectronic Devices For Fiber Optic Communications (337-TA-860) from

Further to our December 10, 2012 post, on December 21, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order 7 in Certain Optoelectronic Devices for Fiber Optic Communications, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-860 ...

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President Obama Names 2012 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation Recipients from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last Friday, the White House released the names of the 2012 recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. In the press release, the ...

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USPTO Issues Final Rule Implementing Micro Entity Status from

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 75019) issuing the Office's final rule implementing the micro entity provision of ...

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Expediting Prosecution: Comparing Track 1 Prioritized Examination, Accelerated Examination, the Patent Prosecution Highway, and Petitions to Make Special Based on Age from

Max Colice, Matthew A. Smith, and Andrew Cheslock, Foley & Lardner LLP[1] The USPTO’s new Track 1 Prioritized Examination program allows an applicant to reach final disposition (allowance, final rejection, abandonment) within 12 months ...

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Looking Back at U.S. Patent Law – Big Changes in 2012 (part 1) from

U.S. patent law experienced a significant number of changes in 2012, as the America Invents Act, new regulations, USPTO actions and court decisions all left an impact that will affect patent filings for years ...

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Industry Insiders Reflect on Biggest Moments in IP for 2012 from

For this inaugural edition of ?Biggest Moments in IP? we have a variety of reflections on a wide array of IP issues. Former Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll walked through some of the biggest items ...

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DNJ Rejects Double-Patenting Claim from

Last week, in Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Natco Pharma Ltd., the District of New Jersey ruled on summary judgment that Gilead Sciences did not unlawfully extend its patent protection on oseltamivir (Tamiflu), a neuraminidase inhibitor ...

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ITC Decides To Review Initial Determination And Remand-In-Part The Investigation In Certain Devices For Improving Uniformity Used In A Backlight Module (337-TA-805) from

On December 21, 2012, the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice and order in Certain Devices for Improving Uniformity Used in a Backlight Module and Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (337-TA-805).  In ...

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WIPO Country Profiles: A Global Portal for IP Information from

In a previous post, I highlighted the abundance of important resources that intellectual property (IP) professionals can find on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website: search systems for brands, patents, and IP-related laws and ...

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Samsung Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Wireless Communications Equipment from

On December 21, 2012, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC of Richardson, Texas (collectively, “Samsung”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337 ...

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Spread of Laboratory-generated Antibiotic Drug Resistance in Chinese Rivers from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- A generation ago, Jeremy Rifkin famously convinced the Cambridge city council to ban genetic engineering in that city, using the fear of "tinkering" with nature and producing a "superbug" that would ...

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